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HISTORY 393E: Female Divinities in China (HISTORY 293E, RELIGST 257X, RELIGST 357X)

This course examines the fundamental role of powerful goddesses in Chinese religion. It covers the entire range of imperial history and down to the present. It will look at, among other questions, what roles goddesses played in the spirit world, how this is related to the roles of human women, and why a civilization that excluded women from the public sphere granted them a dominant place, in the religious sphere. It is based entirely on readings in English.
Last offered: Winter 2015

HISTORY 394D: Manchuria: Cradle of Conflict, Cockpit of Asia (HISTORY 294D)

How did Manchuria become Chinese? This course utilizes the dual waves of early twentieth-century writings and a wide array of recent scholarship dealing with Manchuria to explore the formation of nation-states out of the Qing and Japanese empires in Northeast Asia through the lenses of opium, migration, cities, warlords, and memoir. This course will be of interest to students concerned with developing transcultural understandings of Northeast Asian history.
Last offered: Winter 2015

HISTORY 395: Modern Korean History (HISTORY 195)

(Same as HISTORY 95. History majors and others taking 5 units, register for 195.) This lecture course provides a general introduction to the history of modern Korea. Themes include the characteristics of the Chosôn dynasty, reforms and rebellions in the nineteenth century, Korean nationalism; Japan's colonial rule and Korean identities; decolonization and the Korean War; and the different state-building processes in North and South, South Korea's democratization in 1980s, and the current North Korean crisis.
Terms: Spr | Units: 5
Instructors: Moon, Y. (PI)

HISTORY 395B: Early Modern Japan

Terms: Aut | Units: 4-5
Instructors: Wigen, K. (PI)

HISTORY 395F: Race and Ethnicity in East Asia (ASNAMST 295F, HISTORY 295F)

Intensive exploration of major issues in the history of race and ethnicity in China, Japan, and Korea from the early modern period to the present day.
Last offered: Winter 2015

HISTORY 395J: Gender and Sexuality in Chinese History (CHINGEN 395, FEMGEN 395J)

Last offered: Spring 2016

HISTORY 396D: Historiography of Modern Japan

Introduces students to the major historical problems and historiographic trends in the study of modern Japan from the Meiji period to the present. Themes include approaches to late Meiji culture and politics, the formation of imperial subjects and citizens, agrarian society and politics, gender in modern Japan, empire and modernity, total war and transwar state and society, U.S. occupation, and postwar Japan.
Terms: Win | Units: 4-5
Instructors: Uchida, J. (PI)

HISTORY 397: The Cold War and East Asia (HISTORY 297)

Explores how East Asia negotiated superpower rivalry and global ideological competition during the Cold War. Considers the ways in which China, Japan, and Korea were more than battlegrounds for US-Soviet contestation and played active roles in defining the nature and dynamics of the conflict. Re-examines conventional narratives and periodizations against alternative conceptual models and interpretive frameworks highlighting the constructed nature of the struggle as well as the role of historical and cultural factors in shaping the East Asian experience.
Last offered: Spring 2014

HISTORY 398: Modern China: Intellectual and Cultural History (HISTORY 298)

Besides the infamous 'Cultural Revolution' of the 1960s, modern China experienced at least four other sweeping cultural and intellectual revolutions that students rarely think about: the 1890s, the 1910s, the 1980s, and the present day. This course charts major historical transformations in modern Chinese cultural and intellectual history, examining a time when China was flooded with a dizzying array of new isms," including feminism, liberalism, realism, anarchism, fascism, individualism, pragmatism, communism, socialism, and more. Come join the discussion. May be repeat for credit
Terms: Spr | Units: 4-5 | Repeatable for credit
Instructors: Mullaney, T. (PI)

HISTORY 399A: Preparing for International Field Work: Public Service or Research (HISTORY 299X)

Open to students in all classes, those planning internships abroad and those planning research, from juniors with honors theses and sophomores with Chappell Lougee grants to freshmen thinking ahead. Introduces resources on campus for planning international research and service. Raises issues that need to be considered in advance of going abroad: ethical concerns, Human Subjects Protocol, networking, personal safety and gender issues, confronting cultural differences. Exposes students to research methods: case studies, interviewing, working in foreign libraries and archives.
Terms: Spr | Units: 1
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